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in washington, d.c., with historian richard norton smith. >> sreenivasan: walking into the theater center is like tang a step back in time to the cobblestone streets of washington on april 16, 1855, the day after president abraham lincoln's death. newspaper headlines cover the walls of the new exhibit which ...in a building across the street from ford's theater where the president was assassinated. >> you walk to the third floor and you come to this mothy attic. the chronological treatment. >> reporter: presidential historian richard norton smith, who helped design the center, says its mission is to examine how lincoln has influenced americans great and small since his death. in part, that influence is symbolized by the 34-foot-high book tower that connects the center's three floors. it's made of aluminum and represents some of the roughly 15,000 works written about lincoln. >> the story didn't end on april 15. in some ways, the story begins. the story of what we want lincoln to be. which lincoln are we talking about? the evolution of the posthumous lincoln. it's like a mirror held up to
boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think twice. >> i feel like i did what i would expect someone else to do for one of my loved ones. >> reporter: the frantic woman was desperately clinging to a raft. she said she fell into the water during a torrential downpour. [ sirens blaring ] with a little help from a life preserver thrown to him from shore, he was able to keep her calm and above water until firefighters arrived. >> she kept saying, i can't hold on, i said, hold on, hold on, hold on. >> reporter: everyone made it out of the water safely. there was one casualty. officer norton said his wedding ring slipped off when he jumped in. he roe or not, his wife has marching orders for him. >> um -- make sure you get a new one. >> that wouldn't seem like anything good for most men. but for the females, we would love to get one, like half a karat, right? >>> now to a town in need of christmas cheer. and getting it from around the country. newtown, connecticut, is facing an ex
affiliate whdh has the story. >> reporter: cell phone video captures boston police officer edward norton taking the plunge. he jumped into the frigid fort point channel in a downpour to rescue a woman. >> she was in that water calling for help and i can swim. >> he didn't hesitate, ran down the steps, took off his belt and jumped in the water and swam over to get her. >> reporter: officer norton says the woman was drowning and he didn't think twice about diving in pool. >> one of the other officers had been given the life preserver from someone else. i think it came from the tea party museum so, that helped a lot. i was able to hold onto her with -- hold onto that while she was holding on to the life preserver while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> the life preserver around her and he swam to this floating device right here and just held on until the fire department came and then the divers jumped in the water after them. >> reporter: bystanders watched as a boat picked both of them up. >> i'll tell you what, that cop was a hero today. he didn't even think twice abo
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